Hey there folks! Brodus here, and this time we’ll be reviewing Dishonored, the 2012 first person action game published by Bethesda for Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Dishonored launches you into the role of Corvo, a bodyguard of the Empress, when you suddenly witness her assassination along with the kidnapping of her daughter. With no other witnesses to the group of vanishing assassins, Corvo is framed and thrown in prison where he is torched by the very culprits of the crime.
Six months later, the day prior to his due date of execution, Corvo recives a letter from a group of Loyalists to the Emperess, knowing the truth of the situation, and aid Corvo in escaping. After his escape, he falls into a dream world where he meets the Outsider, who brands Corvo with his mark; granting him supernatural abilities as justice for the treason against him. Armed with these abilities and a selection of weaponry, Corvo sets out with the help of the Loyalists to take revenge, and retrieve the rightful heir, the daughter of the Empress.
This game doesn’t start off great, I have to say it felt a little slow and generic. But soon after you get into the campaign, it really opens up a lot of things. The game has a semi open world which is littered with collectables and secrets. The combat and movement systems are some of the most interesting I’ve ever seen, presenting you with a variety of upgrades and a ton of flexibility. You can play it like a stealth game where you disable your opponents and they’ll never see you coming, or you can ‘blink’ yourself into the middle of everything to kill anyone in sight. The game stays interesting, you’re always getting new toys, new powers, and more. The story is amazing too, where you’re driven to take revenge for the dishonour committed to your once trusted and admired character, a guard of the queen.
This game overall is fantastic. I really don’t have any complaints about it, besides it being a little shorter then it could be. Otherwise the game play is great, the story is great, and for not hearing much about it, it’s worth a play through, and I recommend it to anyone, as long as you don’t mind shedding a little bit of blood.